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Crop spraying. Aircraft applying fungicide to a field of oilseed rape (Brassica napus). Aerial spraying of crops gives the advantage of covering a large area in a small amount of time. Rape, also known as colza or canola, is grown for its oil- rich seed. Rape seed oil is used for cooking, lubrication, as a fuel and in the manufacture of soap. The stems and leaves of the plant are used for animal fodder. Photographed in Manitoba, Canada.
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